Model: iP21 for non remote Instruction Manual Date: May 24,11

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Model: iP21 for non remote
Instruction Manual
Date: May 24,11
Print color : Black text on white paper
Size: 178W x 140H mm
Model iP21
Alarm Clock for
your iPhone/iPod ®
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Table of Contents
Quick Start
Controls and Indicators
iP21 Display
Install Clock Backup Battery
Setting Up the iP21
Charging your iPhone/iPod
Listening to your iPhone/iPod
Alarm Operation
Sleep Operation/Nap Operation
Snooze/Dimmer Operation
A Consumer Guide to Product Safety
Trouble Shooting
Warranty Information
• Place the unit on a level surface away from sources of direct sunlight or excessive heat.
• Protect your furniture when placing your unit on a natural wood and lacquered finish. A cloth or other protective material
should be placed between it and the furniture.
• Clean your unit with a soft cloth moistened only with mild soap and water. Stronger cleaning agents, such as Benzine, thinner
or similar materials can damage the surface of the unit.
FCC Information
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules, operation is subject to the following two conditions:
(1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference
received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
This equipment complies with the limits for a Class B digital device as specified in Part 15 of FCC Rules. These
limits provide reasonable protection against radio and TV interference in a residential area.
However, your equipment might cause TV or radio interference even when it is operating properly. To eliminate
interference you can try one or more of the following corrective measures:
Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
Increase the distance between the equipment and the radio or TV.
Use outlets on different electrical circuits for the equipment and the radio or TV.
Consult your dealer or an experienced radio/television technician if the problem still exists.
Modifying or tampering with your system’s internal components can cause a malfunction and might invalidate
the system’s warranty and void your FCC authorization to operate it.
This Class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.
Cet appareil numérique de la classe B est conforme à la norme NMB-003 du Canada.
Battery Warning
For models that use Lithium batteries
• Lithium batteries can explode or cause burns if
disassembled, shorted, recharged, exposed to water,
fire, or high temperatures. & not handled appropriately
• Do not place loose batteries in a pocket, purse, or other
container containing metal objects, mix with used or
other battery types, or store with hazardous or
combustible materials.
• Store in cool, dry, ventilated area.
• Follow applicable laws and regulations for transport
and disposal.
For models that require more than one battery
• Do not mix with used or other battery types/brands
• Replace all cells at the same time
• Do not open batteries
• Do not dispose of in fire
• Do not heat above 75C (167F)
• Do not expose contents to water
• Do not charge or recharge
• Do not install backwards
Quick Start
Attach AC adaptor cable to jack on
back of the iP21 and plug the other
end into a wall socket.
Select the dock insert for your
iPhone/iPod model from the table
below and place insert in dock.
To remove insert, place thumbnail in
slot and gently pull upwards.
Insert iPhone/iPod into dock with proper insert
(iPhone/iPod must not be in a skin or case).
iPhone/iPod will charge while docked.
Button on iP21 to play iPhone/iPod.
Use this insert
iPod touch 2G
insert 16
iPhone 4
insert 19
nano 6G/touch 4G
insert 20
For this iPhone / iPod
iPod touch 2G/3G
iPhone 4
nano 6G
iPod touch 4G
4:time sync
• Make sure your iPhone or iPod is properly docked
• Press the Time Sync/Set button on the back of the unit
• “SYNC” will appear on the display
• If “FAIL” appears, try again with a different iPhone or iPod,
or see Setting Time Manually (page 4).
Controls and Indicators
Front Panel
iPod Dock
Nap Set Button
iPhone/iPod Play/Pause Button
Lower Volume Button
Sleep Set Button
Raise Volume Button
Alarm Reset/Power Off
Hour Set Button
Minute Set Button
Snooze/Dimmer Button
Alarm Set / Alarm
On/Off Button
Back Panel
Time Sync/Set Button
EXB Expanded Bass Button
DST Switch
DC Jack
iP21 Display
PM Indicator
Sleep / NAP Indicator
Daylight Saving Time
iPhone/iPod Indicator
Time Display
Battery Low Indicator
Alarm Indicator
Install Clock Backup Battery
The iP21 uses a CR2032 button cell backup battery system to provide
continuous alarm operation and clock settings in the event of a power
failure. The CR2032 battery comes installed in the unit. Simply pull the tab to
initiate contact. If a power failure occurs or the AC adaptor is accidentally
disconnected,the display backlight will not remain lit, but current time and alarm
time settings will be temporarily maintained. Otherwise, you must reset the time
and alarm settings. When the Battery Low indiator blinks on the display, the
battery should be replaced.
1. Please make sure the AC adaptor is connected. Otherwise all settings may
be lost during battery installation/replacement.
2. Using a Phillips screwdriver, open the battery compartment door located on
the bottom of the unit.
3. Remove the old battery and insert one CR2032 button cell battery, checking
that the + side is facing upwards. Replace the compartment door.
Note: Make sure you dispose of batteries properly (see your local regulations).
Installing Backup Battery
Setting Up the iP21
Setting the Clock Time Using Time Sync
The iP21 Time Sync feature allows you to sync the time setting on the iP21 to the time from your iPhone or recent model iPod
(iPod touch, iPod nano and iPod Classic; older iPod models such as iPod mini do not support this feature).
1. Press the Time Sync/Set Button located at the back of the unit. “Sync” flashes on the lower part of the display.
2. Once sync is completed, you will hear 2 beeps and the display will show the updated time.
3. If sync was not successful, “FAIL” will appear on the display and a long beep will sound. If this happens, please try again,
with a different iPhone or iPod if needed. If sync still fails, please see Setting Time Manually below to set the clock.
NOTE: iPhone time is automatically updated to the correct time via cell phone towers. The time on your iPod is accurate only
to the time on the computer the last time the iPod was synced to it. It’s possible to have up to 59 seconds difference between
the iP21 and synced iPhone/iPod.
Setting the Time Manually
The iP21 features a Daylight Saving Time (DST) switch to quickly add or subtract an hour for daylight saving time or
standard time.
1. During daylight saving time, move the DST switch to the +1 position. The DST Icon will appear next to the time display
to indicate DST is on.During standard time, move the DST switch to the -1 position.
Press and hold the Time Sync/Set Button until the display flashes. Press the Hour Set Button until the current hour is
displayed. Next, press the Minute Set Button to set the current minute.
Press the Time Sync/Set Button again to confirm the clock setting. You should hear 2 beeps indicating the clock time
is set.
For 12 hour or 24 hour time format setting: Press the
Button during time setting to set 12-hour or 24-hour display
format. Remember to set the correct AM or PM time (an icon to the right of the time display is the PM indicator; there
is no AM indicator).
Charging your iPhone/iPod
Note: Please make sure you are using the correct insert for your iPhone/iPod (see page 1) and that it is properly docked into
the iP21.
1. While your iPhone/iPod is docked in the unit and the unit is connected to AC power, it recharges (until fully charged). The
iP21 will not overcharge your iPhone/iPod. Note that other non-docking iPod models will NOT charge.
To check for iPhone/iPod compatibility
iP21 is an advanced system and supports most updated iPhone/iPod features. To ensure your iPhone/iPod works properly
with the iP21, please update your iPhone/iPod firmware with the latest version, available through iTunes.
Listening to your iPhone/iPod
Dock the already playing iPhone/iPod. The iP21 will automatically turn on and you will hear the music playing from your
iPhone/iPod. The iPhone/iPod Icon will appear at the right lower corner the display, indicating iPhone/iPod playing mode.
For enhanced bass, press the EXB Expanded Bass Switch located on the back of the unit to turn ON.
Note: If the playing song/music loudness is too low on the iPhone/iPod itself, the iP21 may not detect that the iPhone/iPod
is in play mode. Press the
Button on the iP21 to play it.
When the iPhone/iPod is docked and in standby mode, press the
Button on the iP21 to play it. The iPhone/iPod Icon
will appear at the right lower corner the display, indicating iPhone/iPod playing mode.
Press the
Button again to pause play; press again to resume it.
Press the
Button on the iP21 to adjust the system volume.
To turn the iP21 OFF, press the
on the iP21. Your iPhone/iPod will continue charging while in the dock.
Alarm Operation
The iP21 Home System for iPhone/iPod features “Sure Alarm”. If a power failure occurs or the AC adaptor is accidentally
disconnected, the unit will change to buzzer alarm to wake you up (provided you have installed backup battery).
This unit also features Gentle Waking, which gradually increases the volume of whatever alarm you set.
Setting the Alarm Time
Press and hold the
Button for 2 seconds until the display flashes. Press the Hour Button until the desired alarm hour
is displayed. Next, press the Minute Button to set the desired alarm minute.
Remember to set the correct AM or PM if you are using 12 hour clock format.
Press the
Button again to exit the setting mode. You should hear 2 beeps indicating the alarm is set.
Note: Once you set the alarm time, the alarm will be automatically armed, indicated by the Alarm Icon. To disarm the alarm,
press the
Button. The Alarm Icon will disappear and the alarm will not sound at the set time.
Note: Make sure to adjust volume level for comfortable wake up volume
When the alarm is sounding, the Alarm Icon will flash.
• To snooze during the alarm, press the Snooze/Dimmer Button. The alarm will be silenced for 9 minutes, then come
on again.
• To turn the alarm off, press the
Button. The alarm will come on again the next day at the same time.
If the alarm is not turned off after it sounds, it will play for approximately one hour then turn off automatically. This cycle
will repeat every 24 hours unless the controls are changed.
Note: Please make sure your iPhone/iPod has enough songs to play for one hour, otherwise please set the iPhone/iPod
repeat mode to ON.
Note: If there is no iPhone/iPod present or there is no music detected on the iPhone/iPod at alarm time, the iP21 will
automatically switch to buzzer alarm.
Sleep Operation
When the iP21 is off or while listening to your iPhone/iPod, press the Sleep Button to enter sleep mode. The Sleep Icon
will appear on the display to indicate it is in sleep mode. Sleep mode has a Gentle Sleep feature which gradually lowers
the volume before it shuts off.
You can adjust the sleep timer from 90, 60, 30 or 15 minutes by pressing the Sleep Button again. The unit will automatically turn off after the selected time.
When the display changes back to show the real time, pressing the Sleep Button once will show the sleep time remaining. Pressing it again will change the sleep time to the next lowest increment.
The iP21 has an independent volume setting for sleep mode so you can adjust the sleeping volume without affecting the
alarm volume. Press the
Button on the iP21 to adjust the sleep volume. The sleep volume will remain at
that level the next time you enter sleep mode until controls are changed.
To stop listening at any time, press the
Button on the iP21 to turn it off.
Nap Operation
Press the Nap Button on the top left of the iP21 as needed to set a nap time of 15, 30, 60 or 90 minutes. The alarm will
come on after the set duration. If no iPhone or iPod is detected a buzzer alarm will sound. Press the Nap Button during
the nap cycle to view the nap time remaining. Press again to change to the next highest nap time setting.
2. When Nap timer comes on, the Sleep/Nap icon will flash and unit will play iPhone or Pod (buzzer if no player detected).
3. Press the
Button to turn the nap alarm mode off.
Note: Sleep and Nap modes are independent; you can not run both at the same time.
Snooze/Dimmer Operation
Press the Snooze/Dimmer Button on the iP21 after the alarm sounds. The alarm will go off and will come on again in
approx. 9 minutes. You may repeat this cycle several times during the one hour alarm cycle.
During normal operation, press the Snooze/Dimmer Button to control the brightness (high, medium, low and off) of the
LCD display.
A Consumer Guide to Product Safety
When used in the directed manner, this unit has been designed and manufactured to ensure your personal safety. However,
improper use can result in potential electrical shock or fire hazards. Please read all safety and operating instructions carefully
before installation and use, and keep these instructions handy for future reference. Take special note of all warnings listed in
these instructions and on the unit.
Water and Moisture – The unit should not be used near water. For example: near a bathtub, washbowl, kitchen sink,
laundry tub, swimming pool or in a wet basement.
2. Ventilation – The unit should be situated so that its location or position does not interfere with its proper ventilation. For
example, it should not be situated on a bed, sofa, rug or similar surface that may block ventilation openings. Also, it
should not be placed in a built-in installation, such as a bookcase or cabinet, which may impede the flow of air through
the ventilation openings.
3. Heat – The unit should be situated away from heat sources such as radiators, heat registers, stoves or other appliances
(including amplifiers) that produce heat.
4. Power Sources – The unit should be connected to a power supply only of the type described in the operating instructions
or as marked on the appliance.
5. Power-Cable Protection – Power supply cables should be routed so that they are not likely to be walked on or pinched
by items placed upon or against them. It is always best to have a clear area from where the cable exits the unit to where
it is plugged into an AC socket.
6. Cleaning – The unit should be cleaned only as recommended. See the Maintenance section of this manual for cleaning
7. Objects and Liquid Entry – Care should be taken so that objects do not fall and liquids are not spilled into any openings
or vents located on the product.
8. Attachments – Do not use attachments not recommended by the product manufacturer.
9. Lightning and Power Surge Protection – Unplug the unit from the wall socket and disconnect the antenna or cable
system during a lightning storm or when it is left unattended and unused for long periods of time. This will prevent damage
to the product due to lightning and power-line surges.
10. Overloading – Do not overload wall sockets, extension cords, or integral convenience receptacles as this can result in
a risk of fire or electric shock.
11. Damage Requiring Service – The unit should be serviced by qualified service personnel when:
A. the power supply cable or plug has been damaged.
B. objects have fallen into or liquid has been spilled into the enclosure.
C. the unit has been exposed to rain.
D. the unit has been dropped or the enclosure damaged.
E. the unit exhibits a marked change in performance or does not operate normally.
12. Periods of Nonuse – If the unit is to be left unused for an extended period of time, such as a month or longer, the power
cable should be unplugged from the unit to prevent damage or corrosion.
13. Servicing – The user should not attempt to service the unit beyond those methods described in the user’s operating
instructions. Service methods not covered in the operating instructions should be referred to qualified service personnel.
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Trouble Shooting
Unit doesn’t respond
(no power)
Possible Problem
AC adaptor isn’t plugged to a wall outlet or
the connector is not plugged into the power
supply jack on the back of the unit
Plug the AC adaptor into a wall outlet and plug the connector into
the power supply jack on the unit
Wall outlet is not functioning
Plug another device into the same outlet to confirm the outlet is working
iPhone/iPod cannot
dock properly
Using no or wrong iPod insert
Make sure the dock insert is the proper fit for your iPhone/iPod
iPhone/iPod is not docked properly
Remove your iPhone/iPod from the connector and check for
any obstruction on the connectors in the dock and on your
iPhone/iPod. Then reseat it in the dock.
iPhone/iPod does
not respond to the
iPhone/iPod is not docked properly
Remove your iPhone/iPod from the connector and check for
any obstruction on the connectors in the dock and on your
iPhone/iPod. Then reseat it in the dock.
Your iPhone/iPod software is too old
Upgrade software on your iPhone/iPod via iTunes on your
iPhone/iPod is locked up
Please make sure your iPhone/iPod is working properly before
docking it to the unit. Please refer to your iPhone/iPod manual
for details on iPhone/iPod operation.
Using 1st or 2nd generation iPod or other device
iP21 cannot control those iPhone/iPod or other devices.
iPhone/iPod is not docked properly
Remove your iPhone/iPod from the connector and check for
any obstruction on the connectors in the dock and on your
iPhone/iPod. Then reseat it in the dock.
iPhone/iPod is locked up/frozen
iPhone/iPod didn’t
charge up
Sound is distorted
iPhone/iPod battery has problem
Please make sure your iPhone/iPod is working properly before
docking it to the unit. Please refer to your iPhone/iPod manual
for details.
Volume level is set too high
Decrease the volume. Turn off EXB bass effect
Sound source is distorted
If iPhone/iPod original sound source is poor quality, distortion and
noise are easily noticed with high-power speakers. Try a different
audio file from a trusted source such as iTunes.
Limited One Year Warranty Information
iHome Products, a division of SDI Technologies Inc. (hereafter referred to as SDI Technologies), warrants this product to be free from defects
in workmanship and materials, under normal use and conditions, for a period of One Year from the date of original purchase.
Should this product fail to function in a satisfactory manner, it is best to first return it to the store where it was originally purchased. Should
this fail to resolve the matter and service still be required by reason of any defect or malfunction during the warranty period, SDI Technologies
will repair or, at its discretion, replace this product without charge (except for a $10.00 charge for handling, packing, return UPS/postage,
and insurance). This decision is subject to verification of the defect or malfunction upon delivery of this product to the Factory Service Center
listed below. The product must include proof of purchase, including date of purchase. The fee for service without proof of purchase is
Before returning this product for service, please first replace the batteries (if applicable) with fresh ones, as exhausted or defective batteries
are the most common cause of problems encountered.
If service is still required:
1. Remove the batteries (if applicable) and pack the unit in a well padded, heavy corrugated box.
2. Enclose a photocopy of your sales receipt, credit card statement, or other proof of the date of purchase, if within the warranty period.
3. Enclose a check or money order payable to the order of SDI Technologies, for the sum of $10.00 ($20.00 without proof of purchase).
4. Send the unit prepaid and insured, to the Factory Service Center listed below.
Consumer Repair Department
SDI Technologies Inc.
1330 Goodyear Drive
El Paso, TX 79936-6420
Disclaimer of Warranty
NOTE: This warranty is valid only if the product is used for the purpose for which it was designed. It does not cover (i) products which
have been damaged by negligence or willful actions, misuse or accident, or which have been modified or repaired by unauthorized
persons; (ii) cracked or broken cabinets, or units damaged by excessive heat; (iii) damage to digital media players, CD’s or tape cassettes
(if applicable); (iv) the cost of shipping this product to the Factory Service Center and its return to the owner.
This warranty is valid only in the United States of America and does not extend to owners of the product other than to the original
purchaser. In no event will SDI Technologies or any of its affiliates, contractors, resellers, their officers, directors, shareholders, members
or agents be liable to you or any third party for any consequential or incidental damages, any lost profits, actual, exemplary or punitive
damages. (Some states do not allow limitations on implied warranties or exclusion of consequential damages, so these restrictions may
not apply to you.) This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state.
Your acknowledgement and agreement to fully and completely abide by the above mentioned disclaimer of warranty is contractually
binding to you upon your transfer of currency (money order, cashier's check, or credit card) for purchase of your SDI Technologies
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